How to Install Print Services in Windows Server 2012 r2
How to Install Print Services in Windows Server 2012 r2

This article will teach you how to install print services in Windows Server 2012 r2.  Installing a print server on your Windows Server 2012 r2 device will allow it to act as a print server.  A print server manages all the printers on a given computer network.  Here are some of the key benefits of enabling print services in Windows Server:

  • print-serverProcessing print jobs from all network devices
  • Routing of jobs to appropriate printers
  • Easily installing printers on network devices
  • Deleting and/or reordering print jobs
  • Queuing print jobs when the printer is busy
  • Auditing page count and usage for all printers
  • Enforcing printing policy

Installing a Print Server on Windows Server 2012 r2

Prereq: Ensure your server has a static IP address

Step 1: From the Server Manager, click Manage on the top tool bar

Step 2: Select Add Roles and Features

manage-menu-add-removeStep 3: This will open the Add Roles and Features Wizard

add-roles-featuresClick Next

Step 4: Select Role-based or Feature-based installation

role-basedClick Next

Step 5: Select a server from your server pool

Click Next

Step 6: Select Print and Document Services

Click Next

Step 7: Click Add Features

Click Next

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Step 7: Select Print Server

Click Next

Step 8: Click Install

Click Close

These are the steps for installing print service in Windows Server 2012 r2.

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